Aug 14, 2018  
CSU Maritime Academy 2017/18 Academic Catalog 
CSU Maritime Academy 2017/18 Academic Catalog

Department of Engineering Technology

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Associate Professors:
Jonathan Fischer; Michael Kazek; Michael Strange (Chair)

Assistant Professors:
Evan Chang-Siu; Dinesh Pinisetty; Ryan Storz

Maritime Vocational Instructor IV:
Michael Andrews; Lyle Cook; Robert Jackson

Maritime Vocational Instructor III:
Scott Green

Maritime Vocational Instructor I:
Roberta Gray; Kenneth LeVan; Keir Moorhead

Maritime Vocational Lecturers:
Stan Hitchcock; Patrick Morris; Douglas Rigg

David Grover, Albert Jefferson; Geoffrey Peter

Professor Emeritus:
Albert S. McLemore

The Department of Engineering Technology offers two unique degree programs: Facilities Engineering Technology and Marine Engineering Technology. Both programs share a common educational philosophy that supports the four-points of Cal Maritime’s mission: intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness.

Intellectual learning is achieved in the classroom, beginning with a foundation in mathematics and the physical sciences, and progressing to the engineering sciences of materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, electronics, system controls and power engineering. General education courses in written, oral, and digital communications, humanities and social sciences round out the curriculum.

Engineering laboratories, power plant simulators, sea training and industry internships afford students the opportunity to apply the principles of engineering technology in real-world operations and maintenance. Other practical competencies are attained in manufacturing processes through coursework in engineering graphics, machine shop, and welding.

Students gain practical experience as leaders in small working groups in the classroom, laboratory, and power plant simulators, and also as members of watch teams aboard ship,. Leadership skills may be further developed through active participation in the Corps of Cadets, sport teams, and campus clubs.

Voyages throughout the Pacific Rim aboard the Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR, and international exchange programs, afford the students opportunities to visit foreign lands and experience cultures around the world. In order to foster a responsible approach to environmental stewardship, Engineering Technology coursework explores advanced engine technologies for emission abatement, alternative fuels and renewable energy resources.

Graduates of the Facilities Engineering Technology and Marine Engineering Technology programs receive a Bachelor of Science degree accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET. Marine Engineering Technology graduates will have met all training and sea service requirements of Cal Maritime’s USCG approved Engine Program. Through the practical training, leadership development, and qualifying professional examinations included in both curricula, graduates of the two Engineering Technology majors are “work ready” upon graduation.


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     A valid US passport, US visa, or other recognized travel document allowing the student to exit and enter the United States and successful completion of the USCG Lifeboatman’s exam are required for all students embarking on all at-sea training cruises.

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